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  • Parents’ Needs MATTER!—The Art of Self-Care and Respectful Parenting
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    Your baby takes SO long to fall asleep every night and isn’t napping. You’re so tired, but you don’t want her to cry!

    It seems like your toddler ALWAYS wants to be held! You can’t even get a minute to use the bathroom.

    Your two-year-old has never been a “good sleeper” and you

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  • Respectful Routines: How (and Why) to Add Routine to Your Sleep-Time Toolkit
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    When baby fights naps

    Like many respectful parents, I started out “baby-led.” That is, I did what my newborn son wanted to do, whenever he wanted to do it. This seemed like the most respectful—and healthiest—way to manage our time. After all, why should my son be on

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  • A Different Kind of Cry
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    Mother Comforts Crying Baby Girl

    It was nap time and she didn’t want to go to bed, which wasn’t unusual on even a good day.  Sometimes she would fuss, sometimes she would cry a hollow overtired cry, sometimes she would sing

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  • 4 Things You May Not Know About Sleep Training
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    “Sleep training”: the phrase evokes an image of a screaming baby—and heated discussions among parents. The gulf between those who find sleep training acceptable and those who don’t is vast. It causes arguments and hurt feelings, and it can also be very confusing for parents

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  • Respectful Sleep Learning Part II: My Story
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    Before you read about my experience with the polarizing language commonly used in regard to sleep training and my conditioned fear of infant crying, please take a minute to read Part I of this series, The Real Danger of “CIO”.

    Based on all the “evidence” against

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  • How We Learned about Sleep – The RIE Way
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    How we Learned abou Sleep - The RIE Way

    When I was a first time mom, I was excited to breastfeed even though we had some issues. When it came to sleep, I was thrilled that every time my baby woke a little, all I had to do was nurse back to sleep and voilà, off he would go to sleep every time. It was so beautiful and peaceful

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  • Relax, It’s Just a Crib!
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    I have heard it all, every reason there is to move your child to a big kid bed. The new baby will need it, we don’t want to spend the money on another crib, it’s just time, we have to give the crib back, he seems to want a big boy bed but he won’t stay in it!

    I am writing this

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